Godfather 2 is probably one of greatest sequels of all time – but what a shame the same can’t be said for the game. However it’s a title which does provide you with a bit of mindless and gratuitous fun, and one which has just enough going for it to be mildly entertaining. So for just £10.85 this is certainly not a bad deal, especially since the next best offer comes in at £12.99.
For me, the frustrating thing about Godfather 2 was its poor execution. The game did have real potential – especially with the introduction of features such as the don’s view and the fact you can recruit your own crew – but everything got undermined by the sheer number of bugs and the shockingly bad AI. One top of this, the game just mystified me in the sense that, rather than building upon the perks of the original, Godfather 2 seemed to actually invent new problems.
For example, weapons really felt like they packed a punch in the original, but in GF 2, the fire fights fail to be anywhere near as satisfying. The original game also didn’t do too bad a job of portraying the Godfather characters with an ounce of credibility during cut scenes, but here they are so atrocious it makes you feel like burning the Godfather logo off your game box.
Of course, given that the sequel actually invents problems which weren’t present in the original, don’t expect it to address some the more fundamental issues which plagued its predecessor. Taking over businesses is still monotonous as ever, and many missions are still picked up from random strangers in the street. Overall, Godfather 2 is a missed opportunity, but that said, for just over £10, you could certainly do a lot worse.
Thanks to Taswir1 from Hokukdeals.